Richard Paul Sentenced to 6-to-18 Years Prison for Stealing More Than $2.6 Million from Estates of Deceased Individuals

Press Release

On November 13, 2013 Richard Paul, the former bookkeeper for the Kings County Public Administrator’s Office, was convicted of stealing more than $2.6 million from the estates of individuals who died without a will by manipulating the agency’s check writing system. Paul was found guilty by a jury of Grand Larceny in the First Degree and Defrauding the Government and on March 6, 2014 was sentenced to 6-to-18 years prison. Taryn Miller was convicted by the same jury of Grand Larceny in the First Degree for helping facilitate the scheme and receiving stolen funds. On December 18, 2013, Miller was sentenced to 3-to-9 years in state prison.